IDPH COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance (updated 9-10-20https://tinyurl.com/y64l92cz

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https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/en-US/Login/illinois-rockridge-cusd-300 

Reopening Survey Response Summary: https://tinyurl.com/ycheqvsg

How to check your students Google Classroom for Parents

Parents

Phone (309) 793-8001  Fax (309) 795-1719
Phone (309) 793-8020  Fax (309)795-1763
Phone (309) 793-8040  Fax (309) 795-9823
Phone (309) 793-8080  Fax (309) 798-9651
Phone (309) 793-8070  Fax (309) 798-5523
Phone (309) 793-8090  Fax (309) 791-0710




 Welcome

Rockridge School District, in an active partnership with parents and community, will promote excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow. This partnership shall empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers. The School District is committed to developing and using a visionary and innovative curriculum and a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.




 
 Calendars/Schedules

HOMECOMING 2020 Dates:
Parade & Pep Rally - Thursday, September 24th - 5:30 pm
FB Game vs. Fulton - Friday, September 25th - 7:00 pm
Homecoming Dance - Saturday, September 26th - 7:30 to 10:30 pm

Rockridge Events


 
 Notifications
 

FAFSA Parent Night - Sept 29th
Planning For College and Need Financial Advice? 
If so, please attend the following virtual meeting: 
(Senior parents are encouraged to attend) 
FAFSA 101 Night - Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Zoom meeting to be held at 6:00 PM 
  = Financial Aid Basics
  = Information on the new timeline for FAFSA 
  = Direction on filling out the FAFSA (Free App for Federal Student Aid) 

If you are interested in attending, please email Mrs. Bohnsack (abohnsack@rr300.org) to sign up. Upon sign up, we will send you a link to join the meeting.  
Transportation Updates:
HOORAY! We made it through week one of the 2020-2021 school year. Our bus drivers were so excited to see all the kids this week. There were new rules and expectations and we are very proud of them for handling it so well. They all did a wonderful job! 
Here are a couple friendly reminders in order to keep our students safe and on time to school.... 
* Please be at your designated pick up location before the bus arrives. 
* Please allow a 10-minute window (5 minutes before/after) for the bus to arrive. We are still adjusting with the time and minor changes, so please be patient with your driver. 
* Please make sure masks are out of book bags and on when the bus pulls up. 
* Please make sure self-certification forms are in hand and ready to show the drivers when they arrive. 

We look forward to providing continuous and safe transportation to our precious cargo. Again BRAVO and THANK YOU! 
The Rockridge Transportation Team

Transportation Reminders:
Our transportation team is looking forward to seeing our students smiling faces next week. We want to remind you of the important rules. 
* Face masks are required and must be worn on the bus at all times. 
*Every student is assigned a seat on the bus and students are expected to stay in their seat. This helps us with social distancing as much as we can on the school bus. 
*Your student will be required to show their self-certification sheet to the drivers every morning when they arrive. Please have these in a clear plastic bag. 
*Food and drink are prohibited on every school bus. 
*Students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus. At this time we are not allowing students to ride home with other friends/family on a different school bus. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. Thank you! 

Sarah Stropes, Director of Transportation 
(309) 795-1644 
sstropes@rr300.org


Rockridge Schools REVISED Reopening Plan
The Rockridge Board of Education voted August 18th to approve Model #3 of the Amended 2020-21 School Calendar. For reference, the four models considered by the Board of Education can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rUscZZikeXfxMHr7PWkOjBvfMuMspkg_/view.

To summarize, Model #3 contains the following components:
 -- Tuesday, August 18, 2020 is an emergency day and will be made up at the end of the school year.
 -- Emergency days will be used August 19, 20, & 21 and will also be made up at the end of the school year.
 -- Teachers will be working and will utilize five allowable Remote Learning Planning Days August 24-28, 2020. These days DO COUNT as student attendance days and therefore do not have be made up. These Remote Learning Planning Days will be used for teacher preparation or online collaboration.
 -- School will re-open Monday, August 31, 2020 using the Hybrid A/B model, pending a re-assessment of conditions at that time.

Additional information, including information on technology distribution, will continue to be shared as it becomes available. Please direct any specific questions to question@rr300.org. Responses will be posted on the district web site FAQ page.


Bus Rider Screening Form
Students who will be utilizing District provided transportation must have the attached form filled out prior to riding the bus by their parent/guardian daily. If the answer is yes to any question below, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office. Forms must be presented to the driver daily in a clear sealed bag. The form will be retained by the student until filled then turned into the driver. Students will be screened when they arrive at the school building. Face Masks must be worn while riding the bus. 

CDC current symptoms of COVID-19: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.


2019-20 Yearbook Distribution
The 2019-20 Yearbooks are available for pick up from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday in the RHS Office.
Please contact Mrs. MacDonald (hmacdonald@rr300.org) with any questions regarding yearbook orders.


Substitute Bus Drivers Needed!
Rockridge needs Sub Bus Drivers! We will provide the training to get you licensed. Click the link to learn more http://bit.ly/2lGfcqs. Contact Sarah Stropes at 309-795-1644 or sstropes@rr300.org for more information or to sign up!


Annual Notice: Destruction of Records
All Rockridge CUSD #300 special education students that graduated the year of 2015 may pick up their temporary records from the Rockridge Guidance Office until September 1, 2020. After that date, they will be destroyed. The records may contain information required for Department of Rehabilitation Services Eligibility, SSI, etc. 

All Rockridge CUSD #300 regular education students that graduated the year of 2015 may also pick up their temporary student records from the Rockridge Guidance Office until September 1, 2020. After that date, they will be destroyed as well.



Player Parent Meeting
The Athletic Department Player-Parent meeting will now be an online video this year that must be watched by both athletes and parents.  Individual sports player-parent meetings will still occur with the individual head coaches; however, the wholistic player-parent meeting video will just need to be watched at the onset of the first sport in which a student plays.  The online video can be accessed at the following address: Player-Parent meeting